Paperback Books by Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the author of Robot Zot! (2011), Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland (Reissue) (2016), SPHDZ Book #3! (2011), Trucktown Collector's Set (2015) and other 320 books.

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Robot Zot!

release date: Sep 20, 2011
Robot Zot!
From the minds of Scieszka and Shannon comes a tale of a quixotic robot determined to conquer the earth. The only problem is that the earth he lands on is a suburban kitchen and he is three inches tall. Robot Zot, the fearless and unstoppable warrior, leaves a trail of destruction as he encounters blenders, toasters, and televisions. But when he discovers the princess...a pink cell phone...his mission takes a new course. Robot Zot must learn how to be a hero - in the name of true love.

Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland (Reissue)

release date: Apr 12, 2016
Walt Disney's Alice in Wonderland (Reissue)
The fantastical tale of a young girl chasing her White Rabbit has delighted children since Lewis Carroll wrote it generations ago. Here his Wonderland shines anew viewed through the looking glasses of two incomparable artists. Mary Blair''s vibrant art helped shape the look of Walt Disney''s classic animated film. Her illustrations capture the essence of such memorable characters as the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter with stunning immediacy. Jon Scieszka''s captivating text celebrates all that is curious-and all that is nonsensical-about the world that holds Alice spellbound, from a deliciously absurd tea party to the spectacle of a kingdom of playing cards. Brimming with wit and wonder, this sparkling retelling will enchant readers from the moment Alice falls down the rabbit hole, whether or not they''ve made the journey before.

SPHDZ Book #3!

release date: Sep 20, 2011
SPHDZ Book #3!
With only one hundred more Spaceheadz to sign up, Michael K.''s friends start planning an Earth-saving party but Michael fears the Brainwave might be used for a much more sinister purpose.

Trucktown Collector's Set

release date: Aug 25, 2015
Trucktown Collector's Set
Check out this awesome boxed set of six Ready-to-Read books from the brilliant mind of Jon Scieszka, author of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. Now little ones can hit the road with this rough and tough carry-along boxed set featuring six favorite tales from the Trucktown series, perfect for any young reader’s library—or garage! This boxed set includes Dizzy Izzy; Kat’s Maps; Trucks Line Up; Uh-Oh, Max; The Spooky Tire; and Kat’s Mystery Gift.

Guys Read: Thriller

release date: Sep 20, 2011
Guys Read: Thriller
A body on the tracks A teenage terrorist A mysterious wish-granting machine The world’s worst private detective The second volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading is chock-full of mystery, intrigue, and nefarious activity. Featuring some of the best writers around, and compiled by certified guy Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: Thriller is a pulse-pounding collection of brand-new short stories, each one guaranteed to keep you riveted until the final page.

Kat's Mystery Gift

release date: Sep 01, 2015
Kat's Mystery Gift
Everyone in Trucktown wants to know what is inside Kat''s beautifully wrapped box. But will she ever take a peek at her mystery gift?

Battle Bunny

release date: Jan 01, 2015
Battle Bunny
Discover what happens when a young imagination armed only with an HB pencil is pitted against its nemesis, an insipid picture book... When Alex is given a silly, sappy picture book called Birthday Bunny, he picks up a pencil and turns it into something he''d actually like to read: Battle Bunny. An adorable rabbit''s journey through the forest becomes a secret mission to unleash an evil plan - a plan that only Alex can stop. Featuring layered, original artwork, this dynamic picture book celebrates children as storytellers.

Guys Read: "What? You Think You Got It Rough?"

release date: Jul 05, 2011
Guys Read: "What? You Think You Got It Rough?"
Kids. They think they got it so rough these days. But nobody has it worse than Papa Red did when he was a kid. And you better listen up when he talks. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker

release date: Jun 28, 2011
Guys Read: My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker
This all started when Steve wouldn’t take out the trash. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: Kid Appeal

release date: Jun 28, 2011
Guys Read: Kid Appeal
The whole school is getting in on the action when a contest is announced: The student who creates the best project on New Cairo’s history will win a trip to the cool new water park in town. Charlie has a plan that can’t lose—as long as he doesn’t lose his life in the process. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: Artemis Begins

release date: Jun 21, 2011
Guys Read: Artemis Begins
Long before Artemis Fowl appeared in Eoin Colfer’s hit series, he was born in the form of Eoin’s younger brother Donal--the “young criminal mastermind” of the family. And on one particular spring day, he concocts his most sinister plot yet. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: Best of Friends

release date: Jun 21, 2011
Guys Read: Best of Friends
Ernest is annoying. Ernest is awkward. Ernest is…Ernest. And Dean wants nothing to do with him, until Ernest wins the most spectacular trip in the history of America – and is allowed to bring one friend. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: Your Question for Author Here

release date: Jun 14, 2011
Guys Read: Your Question for Author Here
Joe’s got a problem. He has to write to an author for a school assignment and get her to answer a bunch of questions. But the author he’s chosen, Maureen O’Toople, just doesn’t want to play along. Jon Scieszka and Kate DiCamillo collaborate on a hilarious and heartfelt short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: The Bloody Souvenir

release date: Jun 14, 2011
Guys Read: The Bloody Souvenir
Jack isn’t like the Pagoda brothers. He knows the difference between fun and stupid. Launching yourself across the backyard in a makeshift Roman catapult? Fun. Smoking an entire pack of cigarettes as fast as possible? Stupid. But when it comes to emergency self-surgery…Jack still has something to learn. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: A Fistful of Feathers

release date: Jun 07, 2011
Guys Read: A Fistful of Feathers
Sam has a problem: his dad doesn’t think he’s “man enough.” So Dad decides he’s going to toughen Sam up by getting a turkey to raise in preparation for Thanksgiving. But no one is prepared for the place Travis the turkey finds in the family, and Sam soon realizes the frightening truth: it’s him, or the turkey. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: Unaccompanied Minors

release date: Jun 07, 2011
Guys Read: Unaccompanied Minors
Jeff Kinney is pretty much the nicest guy you can hope to meet. Except when it comes to his brother, Patrick. The two of them have been locked in a battle for supremacy since they were young—a war that continues to this day. A short story from the acclaimed collection Guys Read: Funny Business, edited by Jon Scieszka.

Guys Read: True Stories

release date: Sep 16, 2014
Guys Read: True Stories
Jon Scieszka''s Guys Read anthology series for tweens turns to nonfiction in its fifth volume, True Stories. The fifth installment in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading features ten stories that are 100% amazing, 100% adventurous, 100% unbelievable—and 100% true. A star-studded group of award-winning nonfiction authors and journalists provides something for every reader, all aligned with the Common Core State Standards. Compiled and edited by real-life literature legend Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: True Stories is a mind-blowing collection of essays, biographies, how-to guides, and more, all proving that the truth is most definitely out there. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor
In his Grandpa Al''s garage workshop, child genius Frank Einstein tries to invent a robot that can learn on its own, and after an accident brings wisecracking Klink and overly expressive Klank to life, they set about helping Frank perfect his Antimatter Motor until his archnemesis, T. Edison, steals the robots for his doomsday plan.

SPHDZ 4 Life!

release date: Feb 14, 2014
SPHDZ 4 Life!
With a mysterious new principal and fifth-grade graduation fast approaching, will Michael K. and his friends be able to find the missing Brainwave before the chief of the Anti-Alien Agency uses it to destroy a planet?

SPHDZ Book #2!

release date: Dec 21, 2010
SPHDZ Book #2!
The campaign is going well. The SPHDZ word is getting out. 1000''s of kids have signed up to say they are SPHDZ. But things haven''t gotten any easier for Michael K. The SPHDZ are still trying to blend in to our Earth culture, but not very successfully. They''re still mixing up Thanksgiving, cartoon plots, holidays, and commercials. This makes it especially hard for Michael K. to both hide the SPHDZ from Agent Umber and accomplish the SPHDZ Mission. He''s forced to enlist the help of fellow fifth graders, Venus and TJ. When they (Michael K. and the SPHDZ) are given the assignment to write and perform the school play, Umber thinks he''s closing in on the aliens...the kindergartners playing the turkeys.

Guys Read: Funny Business

release date: Sep 21, 2010
Guys Read: Funny Business
Funny Business, the first volume in Jon Scieszka''s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, features ten short stories guaranteed to delight, amuse, and possibly make you spit your milk in your friend''s face. There''s something for everyone in this collection of short stories from some of the funniest writers around. This hilarious, offbeat first installment in the Guys Read Library is 100% grade-A humor, guaranteed to have kids of all ages asking for more. Authors include Mac Barnett, Eoin Colfer, Christopher Paul Curtis, Kate DiCamillo & Jon Scieszka, Paul Feig, Jack Gantos, Jeff Kinney, David Lubar, Adam Rex, and David Yoo, with illustrations by Adam Rex.

Garage Tales

release date: Sep 14, 2010
Garage Tales
Presents a collection of three stories from Trucktown, previously published separately.

SPHDZ Book #1!

release date: Jun 22, 2010
SPHDZ Book #1!
Michael K. just started fifth grade at a new school. As if that wasn’t hard enough, the kids he seems to have made friends with apparently aren’t kids at all. They are aliens. Real aliens, who have invaded our planet disguised as school children and a hamster. They have a mission to complete: to convince 3,400,001 kids to BE SPHDZ in order to save the world! But with a hamster as their leader, "kids" who talk like walking advertisements, and Michael K. as their first convert, will the SPHDZ be able to keep their cover and pull off their assignment? Several websites mentioned in the book will be live…giving readers a full interactive experience.

Dizzy Izzy

release date: Jun 08, 2010
Dizzy Izzy
Izzy, the ice cream truck, tries to get himself dizzy.

Time Warp Trio: Lewis and Clark...and Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha

release date: Mar 09, 2010
Time Warp Trio: Lewis and Clark...and Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha
After a marshmallow mix-up, Jodie, Freddi, and Samantha find themselves back in 1805 on an adventure with the famous Lewis and Clark explorers! Along the way, they meet Sacagawea, a seventeen-year-old Shoshone girl, and learn the ropes of wilderness travel. The girls must retrieve The Book from a wild bear, but in order to do so, they have to travel along with Lewis and Clark and face the dangers that come with discovering America.

Guys Read: The Sports Pages

release date: Jul 10, 2012
Guys Read: The Sports Pages
Ten stories guaranteed to put you in the ring, under the basket, and right behind home plate, from the following perennial all-stars: Dustin Brown James Brown Joseph Bruchac Chris Crutcher Tim Green Dan Gutman Gordon Korman Chris Rylander Anne Ursu Jacqueline Woodson with illustrations by Dan Santat

Melvin's Valentine

release date: Dec 22, 2009
Melvin's Valentine
Melvin the cement mixer worries when he cannot figure out who gave him a valentine.

Race from A to Z

release date: Oct 21, 2014
Race from A to Z
Like the New York Times bestselling Smash! Crash! and Truckery Rhymes, this truck-tastic alphabet adventure is full of creativity, fun, and truck-loving action! Honk if you love trucks—and get ready to play with your As, Bs, and construction Cs! This rollicking, boisterous, bold, concept picture book features your favorite Trucktown friends as they race around town, pointing out quirky items and actions that incorporate all the letters of the alphabet. Rev your engines and get ready for rowdy fun from A to Z!
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